While perusing the streets of Bristol you may have raised an eyebrow at a few of the place names dotted around the place.
From Cock Road to Cheese Lane, some street names can make you blush while others might leave you wondering how they got their title. Every quirky name is another thread woven into the fabric of what makes Bristol, well, Bristol.
A city that celebrates the weird, the rude and the unconventional - to say the least. We’ve put together 10 streets with peculiar names, for some we were able to provide an origin for the name and others we hope you can help us with.
1. The Christmas Steps
Although not 100% confirmed, Some believe that the Christmas Steps name originates from the Chapel of the Three Kings of Cologne. There, a stained glass window that can be seen which portrays a scene from the Nativity of Jesus. Also, there have been a few decorated merchants with the name Christmas.
2. Pugs Lane, Temple Meads
Sadly, no pugs.
3. Happy Lane, Ashley Down
One of our favourites and with a lovely smiley face mural in case you forget where you are.
4. Whiteladies Road,
The origin for Whiteladies Road seemingly dates back to the late 1700s, when the White Ladies Inn pub stood in the area.